Christoph Geist
Anna Margaretha Plowhead
Andraes Geist Sr.


Family Links

1. Maria Christina Schneider

2. Elizabeth Dornmeier

Andraes Geist Sr. 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 26 Jan 1755, Frederick Twp., Montgomery, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Maria Christina Schneider 1
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Dornmeier in 1783 in Weisenberg Twp., Lehigh, PA 2
  • Died: 19 Dec 1849, Greenbrier, Northumberland, PA at age 94 4
  • Buried: Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA 4

   Another name for Andraes was Andrew Geist.1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He resided at Lehigh County before moving near Greenbrier in Northumberland County. 5

2. He served in the military during the Revolutionary War as Sergeant in Capt. Andrew Graff's Philadelphia Co., Militia in 1777. 6 Text from the DAR book:
Granddaughter of Peter Smith and Elizabeth Geist, his wife.
Gr-granddaughter of John Geist and Elizabeth Faulke, his wife.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Andrew Geist and Dormeirer -, his wife.
Andrew Geist (1745-1840) was engaged in the battle of Brandywine serving in the Pennsylvania militia with three brothers. He was born in Pennsylvania; died in Greenbrier.

3. Book: Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County by J.L. Floyd, 1911.
Andrew Geist and wife, Christina Snyder, parents of Mrs. Jonas Eisenhart, had children as follows: John, George, Andrew, Daniel, Josiah, Peter, Abraham, Elizabeth (married Isaac Sheaffer), Christina (married Paul Gerhart), Susan (married Frederick Kahler), Lydia (married Mr. Bixler), Polly (married Jonas Eisenhart), Sallie (married Soloman Falck), Rebecca M. (married Solomon Shankwiler) and Mary (married Joseph Feger). Mr. Geist reared his family at Greenbrier, Northumberland County, where he lived and died.

Andraes married Maria Christina Schneider, daughter of Johann Nicholas Schneider Sr. and Anna Maria Bordner.1 (Maria Christina Schneider was born on 8 Feb 1778 in Bethel Twp., Berks, PA 1 7, christened on 22 Feb 1778 in Rehrersburg: Altalaha Evangelical Lutheran Church, Berks, PA, died on 12 Sep 1859 in , Northumberland, PA 1 7 and was buried on 13 Sep 1859 in Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA 7.)

Andraes next married Elizabeth Dornmeier in 1783 in Weisenberg Twp., Lehigh, PA.2 (Elizabeth Dornmeier was born about 1758.)


1 Floyd, J.L, Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County (1911 online at, Page 776.


3 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 11, 2002).

4 Find A Grave,

5 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

6 Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (Online register at, Page: Vol. 49, page 62.

7 Find A Grave,

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